Gmason 33 40 73
Wmmary 37 29 66
Date of game: 1/5/2013

Recap: William & Mary vs. George Mason

Williamsburg, VA (Sports Network) - Sherrod Wright dropped in 28 points to lead the George Mason Patriots to a 73-66 victory over the William & Mary Tribe in a Colonial Athletic Association battle at Kaplan Arena.

Corey Edwards added 10 points and five assists for George Mason (8-6, 1-1 CAA) which had lost two straight entering play.

Tim Rusthoven had a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, Marcus Thornton added 19 points of his own and Brandon Britt had 18 points before fouling out for William & Mary (7-6, 1-1) which has lost three straight.

The Tribe managed to earn a 37-33 lead at the half by shooting 52.0 percent from the field while holding the Patriots to just 40.6 percent shooting.

The tables turned in the second half as George Mason heated up to 59.1 percent shooting and used a 13-6 edge from the free throw line to pull away for the win. William & Mary shot 40.7 percent in the second frame.

George Mason used a 40-32 edge on points in the paint, including a 15-2 advantage in second chance points, to overcome the 26 points the Tribe scored off of turnovers.

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